Regulatory and Investigations

Australia is a sophisticated economy, characterised by its commitment to a fair and transparent regulatory environment that ensures market integrity.

These are the key regulatory frameworks international investors and clients will encounter when doing business in Australia.

Learn about what's on the horizon in Australian regulatory developments.

Regulators around the world are looking closely at the tech sector. Kirsten Webb gives an update on how Australian regulators are responding and what to expect for those doing business in Australia.

Here's what else you need to know.

Karen Trainor shares a snapshot of the preliminary recommendations on changes to Australia's environmental law, which have the potential to result in fundamental reforms and impact on those investing in Australia.
Ross McInnes says Australia stands on the precipice of a significant level of legislative and regulatory reform - foreign organisations need to be aware of this when doing business in Australia
Kirsten Webb highlights three key merger clearance developments in the past six months and her predictions for the next six months
Brad Wylynko says Australia's unique flora and fauna aren't the only environmental surprise ‒ our complex environmental law is too, so early planning for your inbound investment is crucial
Kirsten Webb sets out the key enforcement priorities for the ACCC in 2018 and Australia's penalty regime
Hear from Michael Corrigan on Australia's active merger clearance regime
Saul Harben outlines the main issues in employment law for foreign investors
Kirsten Webb sets out key Australian initiatives in the regulation of cartel activity
Greg Williams and Alexandra Rose explore the big changes in the Australian litigation funding landscape as a result of the Brewster decision in late 2019 and its impact on litigation funding capital in Australia
With an evolving market and environment of innovation, the frequency of restructurings being led by foreign investors is increasing, says Timothy Sackar
Karen O'Flynn describes the trends and challenges in Australian restructuring
Colin Loveday explores the issues and trends in Australian class actions

Learn more about Australia's regulatory landscape

There are a number of regulatory bodies and requirements for overseas investors transacting in Australia. We explore this in our practical guide, Doing Business in Australia. Learn more in the chapters below.

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